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Name: ROY, Lindsay

Nee: bro of Alexander and Frederick Roy

Birth Date: 18 Feb 1880 West Ham, Essex

Death Date: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

First Date: 1909

Profession: Marine Dept. Became an Engineer on Lake Victoria steamers and later joined Bullows and Roy, a company which was subsequently taken over by the United Africa Co.

Area: Nairobi, Kisumu

Married: Lily Maloney ?Lisbeth

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Curtis, Red 22, Medals, Red Book 1912, Gazette, North

War Service: East African units

School: Sidney Road School

General Information:

Curtis - p. 146 - 'A Trading Safari to Marsabit in 1907' - 'There were 4 Roy brothers, grandsons of an Angus shipowner, brought up in London by their widowed mother. The eldest, Lindsay, was a marine engineer who later became a Kenya coffee farmer and partner in the firm of Bullows and Roy. Frederick, the second brother, served in the Boer War and couldn't settle down in England after it. He worked as a lumberjack in Canada and a cowboy in the United States, where he lost an eye from the kick of a horse. He returned to England and eventually followed the example of his younger brother Alec in coming out to Kenya to join the Boma Trading Company. The other brother, Charles, nicknamed Carl by his brothers because he had qualified in Germany, was a research chemist: he never visited Kenya. But for a period after WW1 the first 3 all worked Kyuna Farm at Spring Valley together.
Medals - EA Pioneer Company - Lindsay Roy, EA Unattached List, No. 11677, Serjeant
Red Book 1912 - L. Roy - Nairobi - Advert for Bullows & Roy - L. Roy MIMarE
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, North Area - Lindsay Roy - Merchant, Kyuna Estate
Gazette - 11/6/1929 - Notice - Mr Lindsay Roy retired as manager of Bullows and Roy Ltd. And also resigned his seat on the Board of Directors of that Company as from 31 May 1929
Red 31 - c/o Bullows & Roy
In 1930 Passenger list he is with Lisbeth b. 1879

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